Castleton University is one of the five public 4-year colleges in Vermont. The campus is located in Castleton town.According to the NCES 2017 report, a total of 2,141 students attend the school. In the 2017 fall enrollment, 376 freshman students enrolled, and approximately 263 students returned for their sophomore year (which makes its freshman retention rate 70%). Every year 54% of the graduating class students graduate in 150% of the time it takes to complete their studies.
Castleton University's in-state tuition for the 2017-2018 academic year was $10,872, and fees were $1,098. Out-of-state tuition and fees for the same period were $26,424 and $1,098 respectively.
|Campus LocaleDistant Town|
|Number of Students2,141|
|Student to Faculty Ratio15:1|
|Is Admission OpenNo|
|Religious Affiliation -|
|On Campus HousingYes|
The Castleton State College nursing program offers two BSN tracks: a four year baccalaureate degree program and an RN to BSN transition program for Registered Nurses who already have an Associate of Science in Nursing Degree or a Nursing Diploma.
The BSN program is intended to equip students to meet the demands of a career in nursing. Students who successfully complete the program are eligible to apply to sit for the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses to be a licensed Registered Nurse.
- High School Diploma
- Class standing in the upper quarter
- Official transcripts for high school and college level coursework
- Combined Critical Reading and Math SAT scores
- Evaluation of college level coursework completed in the past
Candidates for the RN to BSN transition program are required to have a current and unencumbered Registered Nurse license from the state of Vermont as well as transcripts for all prerequisite courses.
RN to BSN candidates will be evaluated on an individual basis and the time and number of previously completed credits may vary from candidate to candidate. All licensed Registered Nurses accepted into the transition program will be awarded 34 credits towards the completion of the BSN degree.
Castleton State College Associate's Degree program is approved by the Vermont State Board of Nursing and accredited by the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission. The School Currently Offers Bachelor of Science in Nursing and Associate in Science in Nursing.
The Bachelor of Science in Nursing is a Dual Degree Nursing Program. Fourth-year students graduate at the end of year three with an associate degree; sit for the NLEX-RN licensing exam, and continue to complete the baccalaureate degree as registered nurses.
- Combined Critical Reading and Math SAT scores of 1000 or above.
- Graduation from high school in the upper quarter of class.
- Evaluation of prior post-secondary course work.
- Interview with a faculty member from the nursing department
The Associate in Science in Nursing is a 2 year program and approved by e Vermont State Board of Nursing and accredited by the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC). And the Admission requirements are the same for this program.
Upon successful completion of the program, the student is eligible to take the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nursing (NCLEX-RN). Each student should refer to the state in which she/he plans to take the NCLEX-RN examination upon graduation for specific requirements. State Boards of Nursing have the sole authority to grant graduates the opportunity to take the NCLEX-RN examination
Nursing Programs Graduates (2017-2018 academic year)
|Number of Graduates|
New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Commission on Institutions of Higher Education|
07/01/1960 - Current
Nursing Programs Accreditations
Nursing (ADNUR) - Associate degree programs|
01/01/1977 - Current
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels|
04/22/2014 - Current
Enrolled students test score (Fall 2017)
|SAT||920 to 1130|
|ACT||17 to 23|
|Secondary school GPA Required|
|Secondary school rank Recommended|
|Secondary school record Required|
|Completion of college-preparatory program Required|
|Formal demonstration of competencies Neither required nor recommended|
|Admission test scores (SAT/ACT) Required|
|TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) Required|
|Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.) Neither required nor recommended|
In addition to the college's admission requirements each nursing program might have its own admission criteria (such as: TEAS score, HESI A2 score, nursing prerequisites GPA, etc).
Cost to Attend
The following table details the reported cost of attendance per credit hour for the 2017-2018 academic year.
|In District Students||$453/credit|
|In State Students||$453/credit|
|Out of State Students||$1,101/credit|
|In District Students||$800/credit|
|In State Students||$800/credit|
|Out of State Students||$800/credit|
Based on the above credit hour costs, here is a sample tuition for different nursing programs.
|Program||Credit Hours||In district||In State||Out of State|
If you attend a private, for-profit school, usually the additional cost (besides tuition) is about 10% of the tuition. If you attend a public school or a not-for-profit private school, the additional cost is around 50% of the tuition.
In 2017-2018 academic year, 92% of Castleton University's students received financial aid. Below is the breakdown of the financial aid provided to students.
|Students Receiving Aid||Average Amount/Student|
|Other Federal Grant||28%||$925|
|State Grant & Scholarships||40%||$1,645|
|Institutional Grant & Scholarships||72%||$4,670|
|Federal Student Loans||78%||$5,341|
$16,467Average Net Price
Average Net Price by Family Income
|Less than $30,000$12,167|
|$30,001 to $48,000$14,166|
|$48,001 to $75,000$16,974|
|$75,001 to $110,000$19,441|
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Data source: https://nces.ed.gov (2017-2018 colleges survey) and Vermont state board of nursing.